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dc.contributor.authorSella, Francesco S.
dc.contributor.authorMcMaster, Daniel Travis
dc.contributor.authorBeaven, Christopher Martyn
dc.contributor.authorGill, Nicholas D.
dc.contributor.authorHébert-Losier, Kim
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T03:59:50Z
dc.date.available2019en_NZ
dc.date.available2020-01-07T03:59:50Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationSella, F. S., McMaster, D. T., Beaven, C. M., Gill, N. D., & Hébert-Losier, K. (2019). Match demands, anthropometric characteristics, and physical qualities of female rugby sevens athletes: A systematic review. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 33(12), 3463–3474. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003339en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13351
dc.description.abstractSella, FS, McMaster, DT, Beaven, CM, Gill, ND, and Hébert-Losier, K. Match demands, anthropometric characteristics, and physical qualities of female rugby sevens athletes: A systematic review. J Strength Cond Res 33(12): 3463-3474, 2019-Since the inclusion of rugby sevens in the 2016 Olympic Games, the popularity of women's rugby sevens has grown rapidly worldwide. This systematic review aimed to summarize the scientific literature addressing the match demands, anthropometric characteristics, and physical qualities of female rugby sevens athletes and to highlight differences between competition levels and playing positions. Four electronic databases were searched, as were the reference lists and key journals. Hedges' g effect sizes with 95% confidence intervals were calculated to evaluate differences between elite and nonelite athletes, and backs and forwards. Twenty-seven studies met inclusion criteria and scored 68 ± 13% upon quality assessment. Comparisons between groups were restricted to variables where data were available. Greater running demands and intensities, number of sprints and accelerations, but lower physiological responses characterized international matches compared with nationals. At international level, backs demonstrated greater running demands and intensities, number of sprints, and physiological responses than forwards. Elite athletes were leaner, taller, and displayed superior physical qualities (e.g., maximal speed, power, upper-body strength, and aerobic capacity) compared with nonelite athletes. At elite level, forwards were heavier and displayed greater upper-body strength, whereas backs showed greater acceleration and maximal speed abilities. The specific match demands and physical requirements of female rugby sevens athletes competing at different playing levels and playing positions must be considered for developing effective training programs.en_NZ
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dc.languageen
dc.publisherWolters Kluwer
dc.rightsThis is an author's accepted version of an article published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. © 2019 National Strength and Conditioning Association
dc.subjectRugby 7s
dc.subjectRugby sevens
dc.subjectWomen athletes
dc.subjectTraining
dc.subjectWomen rugby union players
dc.titleMatch demands, anthropometric characteristics, and physical qualities of female rugby sevens athletes: A systematic review.en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1519/JSC.0000000000003339en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Strength and Conditioning Researchen_NZ
pubs.begin-page3463
pubs.elements-id240610
pubs.end-page3474
pubs.issue12en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume33en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1533-4287en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1533-4287


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